PREGAME – LOS ANGELES KINGS AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS
By Surly Jacob.
The LA Kings cruise on to the Island for some sight seeing to celebrate Columbus Day, a holiday I’m sure is very special to many of the Kings’ players.
They also play a hockey game in the afternoon.
There has been a lot of hype coming out of New York lately. Apparently they have this young stud forward on the team. He’s already a fan favorite, one the Islander’s hope can sustain their franchise which has fallen so far from grace.
I don’t know what all the excitement is about. Kyle Okposo is a fun player, but he’s not that special…
Or maybe they meant John Tavares.
The 1st overall draft pick in 2009 with the wicked shot and the lazy eye already has a couple of goals and assists, good for 5 points and the team scoring lead in the first 3 games. The Islander’s have lost all of those games, giving up leads in each one.
Islander fans will be relieved to not lose a lead this afternoon, but hopefully that will be because they will never have one in the first place. The Isles’ are prime targets for more of that team bonding known as winning the Kings have been enjoying so much.
However, it is important for the Kings’ not to take a team hungry for it’s first win of the season too lightly. They can also assume that ex-King Matt Moulson will be looking to stick it to his former team that had no interest maintaining their monopoly on his services over the summer. Moulson has a goal and two assists in three games.
Don’t sleep in too late if you are lucky enough to have the day off. Game time is 11:00 am on the West Coast.
Here’s what happened the last time the Kings took a trip back east.